Removing Unwanted Hair
At Cosmetic Doctor we use medical grade lasers to remove unwanted hair from the legs, underarms, upper lip, chin, stomach, arms, back and bikini area.
Laser hair removal works by targeting the melanin (dark pigment) in the hair without affecting the surrounding skin.
There are several different kinds of laser hair removal available at Slievemore Clinic, depending on your skin and hair colour.
Laser Hair Removal for Fair to Medium Skin Tones
Alexandrite lasers effectively remove hair from the face and body. The have a specific wavelength of light, and are non-ablative so will destroy hair at the root but leave the surface of the skin untouched.
The Alexandrite laser can be used to target large areas of unwanted hair as it has an adjustable spot size, and will require a course of sessions to achieve the most lasting results.
Laser Hair Removal for Dark Skin Tones
The Nd:YAG laser (neodymium-doped yttrium aluminium garnet laser), has a particularly long wavelength, which causes it to bypass the top layer of skin and head straight for underlying tissues, where many skin problems begin.
It’s particularly useful for hair removal-and indeed vein treatment-for people with darker or tanned skin as he laser is minimally absorbed by the skin’s melanin.
Like the Alexandrite laser, it is also non ablative and can be used to treat all body and facial hair issues.